ZIMBABWE’S re-engagement efforts continue to bear fruit with the nation now on course to rejoin the commonwealth.
In May 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa wrote to the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Mrs Patricia Scotland, expressing Zimbabwe’s willingness to return to the group.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade spokesperson Mrs Constance Chemwayi confirmed that Zimbabwe is already in the second stage of the application process.
“Commonwealth decisions are based on the consensus and by that nature, every member is entitled to say on the case of Zimbabwe.
“Following the second assessment mission in 2018, Zimbabwe’s application is currently in the consultation stage.”
Member states are expected to meet in Kigali, Rwanda, in June this year for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The commonwealth currently consists of 54 independent and equal countries with 2,4 billion people.